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Pre-sessions of 38th UPR

The Pre-sessions of the 38 UPR adress the human rights situation of the states that will be reviewed in : Palau, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Seychelles, Belgium, Niger, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Namibia, Somalia, Paraguay.
 
Are you interested in reading the presentations and statements delivered by civil society representatives at the Pre-sessions? Choose a country from the timetable to have direct access to the statements delivered at the Pre-session.

Thursday 25 March

Friday 26 March

10h00

Palau

10h00

Belgium

10h30

Solomon Islands

10h45

Niger

10h55

Singapore

 

11h25

Mozambique

11h40

Lunch Break

12h00

Lunch Break

13h00

Estonia

 

13h00

Sierra Leone

 

13h35

Latvia

 

13h45

Namibia

 

14h00

Denmark

 

14h25

Break

 

14h45

Somalia

 

14h50

Seychelles

 

15h25

Paraguay

 

Who we are

UPR Info is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Geneva. It aims to raise awareness of the Universal Periodic Review and to provide capacity-building tools to all stakeholders, such as UN Member States, NHRIs, parliamentarians, civil society, media, and academics.

UPR Info has five focus areas:

  • Capacity BuildingUPR Info is a centre of excellence for the UPR, and seeks to share its expertise with all UPR stakeholders. In addition to training workshops and publications, UPR Info provides world-wide access to the UPR mechanism through its website. 
  • Awareness-raisingUPR Info works to raise awareness about the UPR and contributes through policy dialogue to strengthen the UPR mechanism.

  • Pre-sessionsUPR Info’s Pre-sessions provide CSOs with a strategic advocacy platform to address the human rights issues affecting their country. This programme ensures all human rights issues, and voices of marginalised groups, are discussed prior to the review in Geneva. The Pre-sessions bring CSOs, NHRIs and Recommending States together to influence the recommendations that will be made at the subsequent UPR Working Group Session.

  • UPR Info’s Database of Recommendations holds all UPR recommendations and provides analysis tools and statistics to enhance the monitoring of implementation.
     
  • In-country Programme: UPR Info works at the national level in selected partner countries to support domestic actors' engagement in the UPR. The programme contributes to creating and enabling UPR frameworks consisting of: robust national human rights follow-up systems; nationwide civil society UPR coalitions; and meaningful partnerships between CSOs, NHRIs and the government. Specifically, the programme is comprised of five interlinked steps, offering a unique opportunity for participants to enhance their knowledge about the UPR, and to create a strategy on the implementation of recommendations issued at the UPR. Each step is carefully designed in close cooperation with national partners to address concrete needs at national level. It fosters a collaborative and inclusive approach between all UPR stakeholders.